Dr. Amer Bani Amer is the Founder and Director of Al Hayat Center for Civil Society Development, a Jordanian civil society organization promoting governance and accountability. He is also a subject-matter expert, trainer and analyst in the gields of government and parliament monitoring, and local governance. Holding a PhD in Participation in the Sustainable Development Process in Jordan from the Institute of Environment and Development, UKM, Malaysia, Dr. Amer has pioneered citizen monitoring and accountability of the Jordanian government, parliament, and electoral process, successfully leading the RASED Program for Accountability, Governance and Participation at Al Hayat. Since 2009, Dr. Amer has contributed to building the capacities of CSOs in government and election monitoring in countries including, but not limited to, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Algeria and Morocco.